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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 1 month ago

Is it possible for a wound infection to go away without treatment?

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  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Best answer

    Yes, but it's not likely if it is spreading/red marks on surrounding skin.

    That's a sign of sepsis, and once septic, even antibiotics offer no guarantee of survival.

  • 1 month ago

    It depends. I ve seen mild wounds become severely infected, needing debridement and antibiotics. Get it checked out by a doctor.

  • 1 month ago

    anything is possible but i would ask your doctor about it

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Depends how affected it is. A mild infection can be treated with antiseptic spray/cream. A more established infection needs to be taken seriously.

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  • Mike
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Yes, for someone young (like under 30) and that has a strong immune system (no diabetes, hiv, cancer, etc) and lastly it would depend on the type of infection. Like Staph,..probably not, some fungal or bacterial infections, maybe/probably as long as they haven't spread and never grow deeper than a superficial wound

  • 1 month ago

    Possible? Yes.  Likely? No.  An infection deep in tissue will usually spread and can cause gangrene and blow poisoning -- both of which can kill you.  

  • 1 month ago

    Yes; and it's also possible for it to kill you. How badly do you want to gamble with your life?

  • Greg
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Possible, yes. However, it is likely to get worse and could kill you.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, keep it dry.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Nope. Once it sets in, it continues. Can turn to gangrene.

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